Accession Number : ADA324790

Title :   Force Structure: Streamlining Plans Could Enhance Navy to Reduce Personnel Below Fiscal Year 1999 Goal.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA324790

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. Navy has reduced its active military forces by about 28 percent and has plans to further reduce its personnel to help modernize a smaller but more capable force. In 1996, pay and allowances for active duty Navy personnel was $17 billion, or about 25 percent of the Navy's total obligational authority. Because of congressional concerns about active duty personnel levels, GAO examined (1) the size and composition of Navy active duty forces between 1989 and 1999, (2) the Navy's plans to achieve its fiscal year 1999 active duty force goal and initiatives that could further reduce forces beyond the planned fiscal year 1999 level, and (3) the Navy's processes for determining active military force requirements.

Descriptors :   *NAVY, *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COLD WAR, ACTIVE DUTY, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE